Health or fitness?

Health or fitness are sometimes thought to be same in meaning. Whereas to understand the perspective which decides our approach for our well being, they have different meaning. Being fit means, being able to do something or few things up to required standard, like being fit for running, lifting weight and all. Yes, as verb, being fit means, being in good health by regular physical exercise, but as verb for being healthy Being healthy means good physical or mental health, free from disease, overall general well being. Now why do we need to differentiate between these two, while discussing yoga? [...]

2016-07-19T00:57:57+05:30Yoga Talk|Comments Off on Health or fitness?

Healthy bone density with yoga

There are numerous benefits which are associated with practice of yoga. Generally, they are in for better blood circulation, flexibility, digestion & immunity. Even other benefits like better postures, better emotional health are also mentioned. Most of these benefits are from experience of practitioners and few are well tested or researched. Quite understandably so. It doesn’t pay well to research on effects of yoga practice :) . Maybe, with announcement of international yoga day, over time this will change. Yoga helps in Osteoporosis Here is the heart warming news, there is a recent properly conducted research done by Dr. Loren M. Fishman [...]

2016-07-18T06:20:59+05:30Yoga Talk|Comments Off on Healthy bone density with yoga

Simple tricks for weight management :)

One of most famous lines in health industry is that good bodies are built in kitchen and that we are what we eat. No doubt about it. But then things get difficult with so many different approaches to what to eat, when to eat, how many times, what to avoid, what should be ratio of protein, carbs and fat and so on and so forth. Following diet plans is difficult.period.When we start on path of healthy living, this is easy initially, but then all these calculations becomes like a chore and we fall back. Mostly, because we are dealing with [...]

2016-07-17T11:24:20+05:30Yoga Talk|Comments Off on Simple tricks for weight management :)

Suryanamaskar- a complete practice in itself

Suryanamaskar, along with couple of other asana, is most recognised asana sequence of yoga. And this for good reason in itself. This post is going to explore why it so? Suryanamaskar is not one asana, but a sequence of 12 postures, with one merging into other till end. A simple infographic is given below, with all due credit to original uploader. So what separates suryanamaskar from all other asana in yoga practice? First, in normal pace practice we don’t hold any posture for more than one breath (slow and deep breathing is recommended), and then you move to next posture. [...]

2016-01-03T12:42:48+05:30Yoga Talk|Comments Off on Suryanamaskar- a complete practice in itself
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